For most of the year, Brent Bookwalter rides for the big names at the BMC Racing Team, but last week at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, he had the chance to play for his own results. Bookwalter took home two straight third place finishes. Now, he heads to the Vuelta a España, where he will try again to score a result of his own. The BMC Racing Team does not have a preset leader for the general classification at the Vuelta. When the cats are gone, the mice will play.
“It’s really good, almost liberating,” Bookwalter told Cycling Illustrated during last week’s Tour of Utah. “What we’re doing here, that type of racing, that’s what drew most of us to the sport. It’s motivating and inspiring to have a little bit of freedom. [Read more…]